chapter  13
Maintaining Manliness in Later Life: Hegemonic Masculinities and Emphasized Femininities
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This chapter seeks to illustrate two of the ways in which age matters to femin isms. Primarily, it demonstrates how centering on the lives of old men can offer insights that can inform, challenge, and change feminist theories, research, and practice. Percolating throughout this analysis is our premise that age relations present critical axes of inequality that subordinate old men (particularly in relation to other, younger, men) and that these age relations make the study of old men informative and challenging.